Make Some Noise with Heinz

How do you fancy hitching a helicopter ride, a night at a premiere and seeing the very loud show, Stomp? Then head to a private pod at karaoke bar, Lucky Voice, before painting the town red at London’s Mahiki nightclub!To be in with a chance of winning, we want to see your version of the Heinz Beanz #CanSong! Give it a go – and you could even star in our exclusive video alongside some famous faces.

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WIN £10,000

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WIN £10,000


From 26th September we spend two weeks looking for celebrities to Call Christian for the chance to win £20,000 towards the charity of their choice (or £10,000 for their charity and £10,000 for a listener who told them to call up). Are you a celebrity looking to chat about a great cause, or a member of the public with an eagle eye for a star? Then call us from Monday on 0330 123 1215. Christian is answering the phone live from 6-10am Monday-Friday.

Christian and the breakfast show team will pick their five favourite entries at 10am on 7th October. He’ll then pass it over to the public to pick your favourite call – which will claim the £20,000 prize fund on 10th October.

Free entry to Manchester United v Derby County

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Premier League 2 | Monday 19th September, kick-off 19:00 | Old Trafford | Turnstiles open 18:00

Today’s youth, tomorrow’s stars – don’t miss the first of only three opportunities in the 2016/17 season to see Warren Joyce’s under 23 side in action at the Theatre of Dreams.

United U23s take on Derby County at Old Trafford on Monday 19th September. With entry on the night free of charge, this is the perfect opportunity for younger supporters to experience a competitive match at Old Trafford and support our stars of the future.

Turnstiles will open at 18:00 on the night and you don’t need tickets – all you have to do is simply walk-up to the turnstiles. Car parking will also be free; parties arriving by coach should use N2 car park.



Win £4,080 to put in your child’s Junior ISA

Win £4,080 to put in your child’s Junior ISA with Orbis Access, plus VIP ‘golden tickets’ to see Mrs Armitage and the Big Wave

After a sell-out season, Ga Ga Theatre is back with the first ever stage adaptation of Quentin Blake’s popular picture book, Mrs Armitage and the Big Wave

The show will be touring a selection of London venues from Wednesday 5 to Sunday 30 October 2016 and tickets are currently on sale (with limited availability).

In order to celebrate the launch of its new show, Ga Ga Theatre has teamed up with Orbis Access to offer a fabulous grand prize. One lucky winner will receive a family set of VIP ‘golden tickets’ to see Mrs Armitage and the Big Wave, as well as a full tax year’s Junior ISA allowance– that’s £4,080 – paid into a new Orbis Access Junior Stocks & Shares ISA. What’s more, the prize can either be applied to one child or split between children/Junior ISAs.


WIN! One lucky Mumsnetter will win family tickets to see Mrs Armitage and the Big Wave in London, plus £4,080 to put in their child’s new Junior ISA with Orbis Access.

Simply answer the question below to be entered into the prize draw.

Competition closing date: 10 October 2016

About Orbis Access

Orbis Access is an online investment company created to make long-term investing easy and accessible to all – anyone can start investing from just £1 and there’s a simple choice of two funds.

A special Junior ISA offer means that money invested in the first 12 months will be invested free of fund management fees for the entire life of the account, right until the child turns 18. This includes transfers in from anotherJunior ISA or Child Trust Fund. For money invested after the first year, fees are only ever charged when the Orbis Access funds beat their benchmark. Most funds charge a flat fee, regardless of how they perform, that’s not the Orbis Access way.

Orbis Access is part of Orbis Investments, a successful fund manager managing around £15bn and with over 25 years’ experience.

Additional terms and conditions

Tickets to see Mrs Armitage and the Big Wave: 1. Prize includes one family ticket to see the autumn tour of Mrs Armitage and the Big Wave at a London venue, for two adults and up to two children. 2. The winner will be able to choose the date and time of the show from the tour schedule and is subject to availability.3. Transport to and from the venue is not included. 4. The prize is non-transferable and no cash alternative will be provided. 

Junior ISA with Orbis Access: 1. The prize total is £4,080 (the maximum allowed annual contribution for a Junior ISA – 2016/17 tax year). 2. To claim the prize, the winner needs to open a Junior Stocks & Shares ISA with Orbis Access for the current tax year. If the winner already has a Junior Stocks & Shares ISA that account will need to be transferred to Orbis Access to receive the prize. 3. The prize may be applied to a single Junior Stocks & Shares ISA or across multiple accounts. 4. Junior ISA rules and account terms and conditions apply.5. The prize is non-transferable and no cash alternative will be provided.




Go Big or Go Home’ Competition with Elddis and Practical Caravan Magazine

You and your family could become our very own ‘Roving Reporters’, enjoying the all-new Avante 866 all 2017 Season long and writing about your adventures in Practical Caravan each month!


Sleeping a family of up to six, this new model boasts an enormous lounge, a colossal diner and a hulk of a kitchen. This is BIG news for caravan-loving families!


At the rear of the caravan Elddis has cleverly designed a definitive kids-zone, complete with large (of course!) bunk pods and cafe-style seating for gaming, movies and tea parties … and alongside this is a light, bright bathroom/dressing-room to cater for the whole family.

Competition Competition

All that’s missing is YOU!

Tell us about your family and why you should be our Elddis Avante 866 ‘Roving Reporters’ for Practical Caravan – and this all-new caravan could be yours to holiday in through 2017 Season!

How to Enter:

Go Big or Go Home! Tell us (in 150-200 words) why you would be the best Roving Reporters for Practical Caravan and Elddis.

And don’t forget to attach a fun family selfie to show us who you are!

Good Luck!

The Mickflieg Daily August 3rd 2016

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National Water Quality Month - August


National Water Quality Month is an annual designation observed in August.


Make an effort to keep your water sources clean. Using non-toxic house products, not dumping things other than water down storm drains, and not flushing medication down the toilet or sink are just a few things you can do to keep the water in your area clean. Post on social media using #WaterQualityMonth to encourage others to do so as well.

August 2016 is Peach Month

Peach Month

Ronald Reagan, when President of the United States of America, proclaimed August “Peach Month” and called upon the people of the United States to incorporate this nutritious fruit into their diets, and call upon interested groups to celebrate this month with appropriate programs and activities. Filed with the Office of the Federal Register, 11:05 a.m., June 16, 1982.

The peach (Prunus persica) is a species of Prunus native to China that bears an edible juicy fruit also called a peach.

It is a deciduous tree growing to 5–10 m tall, belonging to the subfamily Prunoideae of the family Rosaceae. It is classified with the almond in the subgenus Amygdalus within the genus Prunus, distinguished from the other subgenera by the corrugated seed shell.

The leaves are lanceolate, 7–15 cm long and 2–3 cm broad. The flowers are produced in early spring before the leaves; they are solitary or paired, 2.5–3 cm diameter, pink, with five petals. The fruit is a drupe, with a single large seed encased in hard wood (called the “stone” or “pit”), yellow or whitish flesh, a delicate aroma, and a skin that is either velvety (peaches) or smooth (nectarines) in different cultivars. The flesh is very delicate and easily bruised in some cultivars, but is fairly firm in some commercial cultivars, especially when green. The seed is red-brown, oval shaped and 1.5-2 cm long. Peaches, along with cherries, plums, and apricots, are stone fruits (drupes).


National Watermelon Day August 3


Watermelon is the perfect fruit to enjoy on August 3rd.  It is also National Watermelon Day. Enjoyed by many, it is a favorite at summertime events such as picnics and fairs.  Watermelon is 92% water, which is why it is so refreshing.

Watermelon is a vine-like flowering plant originally from southern Africa. Its fruit, which is also called watermelon, is a special kind referred to by botanists as a pepo, a berry which has a thick rind (exocarp) and fleshy center (mesocarp and endocarp). Pepos are derived from an inferior ovary and are characteristic of the Cucurbitaceae. The watermelon fruit, loosely considered a type of melon – although not in the genus Cucumis – has a smooth exterior rind (usually green with dark green stripes or yellow spots) and a juicy, sweet interior flesh (usually deep red to pink, but sometimes orange, yellow, or white).

The fruit was likely first cultivated for its ability to hold plentiful water in a desert landscape, especially since the wild melon was bitter or tasteless.  Seeds and art found in tombs of Pharaohs are substantial evidence of the watermelon’s value. Cultivation and breeding brought out the better qualities of sweet and tender fruit we enjoy today.

Watermelons can grow enormous, and you will find competitions across the country which award prizes each year for the largest one.  The Guinness Book of World Records states that the heaviest watermelon weighed 262 pounds. To learn more refreshing watermelon facts, check out


Enjoy a slice of Watermelon today and celebrate with the rest of the country! Post on social media using #NationalWatermellonDay.


National Grab Some Nuts Day August 3


There are many “nut” days throughout the year such as National Almond Day, National Pistachio Day, National Pecan Day but August 3rd embraces them. It’s National Grab Some Nuts Day!

These little bountiful nuggets contain wholesome nutrients, have a long shelf life and can be quite portable. They add a nice crunch to snacks and desserts as well as savory meals.  National Grab Some Nuts Day might seem a little squirrelly, but then again it’s the right time of year for it.  Go nuts and grab a few or a lot!


Do not forget to grab a handful of your favourite flavour of nuts today! Post on social media using #NationalGrabSomeNutsDay.

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